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11-06-2003, 09:06 PM
Hi all,

I'm planning to buy the book published by ETS....I suppose currently it is named as 'GRE: Practicing to Take the General Test'. And the current edition is 10 with ISBN 0886852129.

I would like to know that, is this the book I should buy or there is some other book published by ETS? I'm little confused since it does not say 'Big Book' anywhere.

And also, if the sample question papers from this are worth practicing.

Please guide me..


11-06-2003, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by lenz

I would like to know that, is this the book I should buy or there is some other book published by ETS? I'm little confused since it does not say 'Big Book' anywhere.That book is NOT the GRE Big Book. It's a bit hard to find the GRE Big Book. Check out this link for some information:

Buy the GRE Big Book (http://www.TestMagic.com/Knowledge_Base/book_recommendations_more.htm#gre_big_book).

11-06-2003, 10:33 PM
Thanks Erin..I was confused between this book and the one I mentioned.

However, this 'Big Book' was published by Warner Books; edition (October 1995). But GRE was revised in sometime back(october-02). So I was wondering is this the latest version or there is some other latest version.

11-15-2004, 11:38 PM

The book that you are mentioning is not the GRE Big Book, it is the GRE General Practice test. The big book is different. It is 5-6 times thicker than the GRE 10th edition book. I have both of these books.

The GRE big book is amazing and actually it tells you which questions are outdated etc.


Big Dog 04
11-16-2004, 01:18 PM
So where can u buy the big book ? I only have Kaplan and Dummy's and feel I need more.
Is it available on amazon?

the good witch
11-21-2004, 08:05 PM
I think the best combo is the GRE big book together with Barron's. Barron's has an *amazing* vocabulary list - all you need to know in terms of vocab - and also has really challenging math q's that will raise your math ability substantially. I myself used the GRE "small" book (the 10th edition practice guide), but wish I had gotten the big book. So can you buy it on Amazon?

Good luck!

11-21-2004, 09:13 PM
Yes, you can buy the Big Book on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0446396001/TestMagic). It's been out of print for years, so you'll be buying an old copy, but it's still a great resource.

11-29-2004, 04:48 PM
Does the GRE General Practice test (Oct 2002) has "later" GRE tests as compared to the GRE Big Book (oct 1995) tests,as the latter is older edition ? Plz clarify (Iam a bit confused)!
Also,which one would be a better bet, The Big Book or the GRE General Practice Test ?
Plz advise !
Thanks !

11-30-2004, 12:09 AM
somebody plz respond !
The GRE Big Book being 1995 edition, is it still suitable for the Computer based GRE ?
Thanks !
Somebody plz answer !

11-30-2004, 09:46 PM
hi there,
don get perturbed, if u can gt big book (and ofcourse the time)u shud practice it , as it's the compendium of actual tests conducted by the ets and better than any other book save the new 2002 edition general book.
jus evaluate according to the time left for ur gre exam . becoz big book has 1084 pages 27 actual tests i.e 54 sections of verbal and quantitative so jus calm down and think over and don panic.
gud luck

12-26-2004, 09:32 PM
hi...big book is available in the form of a photocopy manual...it just costs $4.00
its available in india..the quality of the paper is not as great as that of big book..but the matter is the same...its available at


12-28-2004, 01:51 AM
hi totti,
i bought the photocopy version but mind u it costed me rs. 600/- or 13$ roughly . it has 1100 approx pages , photocopy of which will easily cost u the figure i've quoted

12-28-2004, 06:04 AM
Hi..cananybody tell me whether the GRE Big Book is available in Bangalore?

06-06-2005, 08:40 AM
I want to buy the photocopy of GRE Big book. I stay In Calcutta. Please help me .

06-06-2005, 08:44 AM
madhu check out esharvi's thread. s/he is sellin the bb.

06-07-2005, 11:51 AM
Hey Luckily i got a potocpy bigb for 200 INR
But its really huge.....27 tests my goddd....
I am alredy tensed.....

06-08-2005, 04:44 AM
Hi Ram.That's excellent.Can you tell me How Can I get hold of GRE Bigbook FOr 200 INR?Please help.

06-08-2005, 03:33 PM
dont just solve BB. time it and solve it. THAT WILL HELP.

06-10-2005, 11:33 AM
hiii all

how can i get this "Big Book " from india???

06-10-2005, 11:34 AM
i am from ahmedabad

how can i get " big book "

plz help me

i have gre on 22nd july